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ID TECH Insert Reader
OEM Module for Magnetic Stripe and Smart Cards
Reads magnetic stripes.
ID TECHs Insert Reader for OEM applications manually reads and decodes up to three
tracks of information. It reliably reads media conforming to ISO 7810 and 7811 standards.
TTL-level "data" and "clock" signals are output for each track.
Provides reliable, low-cost service.
The readers chassis is molded from a glass and lubricant-filled engineering plastic
that supports the magnetic head, as well as a PCB with a landing-style smart card
connector. The magnetic head is spring-loaded for good contact with warped or bowed cards.
The smart card connector has gold-plated contacts that "land" on the ICCs
contacts and create a .02 inch "wiping" action to ensure a dependable
Reads smart cards.
The Insert Reader can also (or instead) be configured to read Integrated Circuit Cards
(ICC or "smart" cards) conforming to ISO 7816 and/or EMV standards. A "card
seated" switch signals when the card has been inserted into the unit and full
connection has been made with the ICC contacts.
Performs quickly and reliably.
The reader module has an exceptionally small footprint, as well as three threaded inserts
for secure mounting in any position. A separate molded bezel attaches to the readers
chassis to guide the card, and can serve as a mount for an optional tri-colored LED
indicator. The reader has an open internal design that allows foreign matter entering
through the bezel to fall away and not clog or otherwise obstruct the card path.
||TTL levels: 0 to 5 VDC (magnetic
Data: One for each track (magnetics only).
Clock: One for each track, sample data on falling edge (magnetics only).
"Media Detect" created from magnetic head detecting flux reversals from a
"Card Seated" signal notifies host electronics that the card has been fully
inserted (optional for magnetics) or is created after the IC connector has made contact
with the IC cards contacts (for smart card). IC Signals (per ISO 7816) on connector.
||15 mA maximum (for three tracks of
magnetic data). Low current version to be announced.
||Connected to GND and magnetic head
||41 F to 131 F (5 C to 55 C).
||-22 F to 149 F (-30 C to 65
||Maximum 90% non-condensing.
|Magnetic Head Life:
||500,000 passes minimum.*
|IC Card Connector:
||300,000 cycles minimum.*
|Chassis and Bezel:
||1,000,000 card cycles minimum.*
|Magnetic Read Rate:
||Less than one error in 100,000 bits
on cards conforming to ISO 7811
1-5 (not induced by operator error).
||One year, parts and labor.
|Magnetic Stripe Formats:
||ISO 7811, F2F.
||5 to 50 inches per second.
||.025 to .045 inches.
||Maximum card thickness: .045 inches.
||Length: 4.2 inches (107.3 mm).
Width: 2.5 inches (63 mm).
Height: .87 inches (22.2 mm).
RS-232 Interface (for magnetic stripe)
"Card Seated" Signal (for magnetic stripe)
||*All wear reliability numbers are
based on operation in a laboratory environment with minimal contamination.